Happy Open Access Week! This year, Open Access Week is October 22-28, 2012! The Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management is proud to be an open access journal. We work hard to ensure our Open Access Policy is followed. DJIM “provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge” (DJIM, 2012).
What is open access? Open access information is “digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions” (For more, visit A Very Brief Introduction to Open Access). Why is open access important? Because open access “to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole” (Open Access Week, 2012). To find out more about open access and Open Access Week 2012, visit Open Access Week or the Dalhousie Libraries’ Open Access subject guide.
To celebrate Open Access Week 2012 and the publication of our latest issue, join DJIM this Friday, October 26 from 12-1pm in the Kenneth C. Rowe Building, Room 3089. Refreshments will be provided and authors from both issues of volume 8 will be present to talk about their articles and their experiences with DJIM.